Most people never noticed this, neither did I until I found out about it today but for a brief time after September 11, 2001, all sporting events, comedy shows and commercials disappeared from television. The huge industry that entertains us and tempts us to indulge in material and world things, it self had to confront the reality of its irrelevance in the time of a tragedy. Instead spontaneously people turned to church for comfort. In those next few week church attendance went up by 25 percent!! Until the industries cranked up again and reclaimed our attention.
Sad but true.